3D Printering: Making A Thing With OpenSCAD

In 3D Printing on December 12, 2013 at 2:51 am

This is a really interesting series of blogs for me. I am just learning the modeling portion of this hobby. (i got bored of simply printing other peoples designs almost instantly). I started with It is a very easy (and free) design suite that is online. You combine shapes very much like they do in this blog with OpenSCAD. The difference is that with TinkerCAD it is all point and click. I moved from that to SketchUP. I couldn’t really get the hang of Sketchup and only tried it a few times before discovering Blender. This is what I primarily use now. Everything I’ve designed and commented on in the blog was modeled in Blender. I’m hoping to discover some new programs to use for the modeling Hack a Day’s series of modeling software.


This week, we’re starting off with OpenSCAD, a 3D modelling program that’s more like programming than drawing. A lot of useful 3D printable objects – including the parts for a lot of RepRaps – are designed in OpenSCAD, so hopefully by the end of this you’ll be able to design your own parts.

This isn’t meant to be a complete tutorial for OpenSCAD; I’m just demoing SCAD enough to build a simple part. Next week I’ll most likely be designing a part with AutoCAD, but if you have an idea of what software tools I should use as a tutorial to make a part, leave a note in the comments. Check out the 3D Printering guide to making a part with OpenSCAD below.

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